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Bedlington drinking establishments - Then & Now

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 Sun Inn - famous for the murders of two policemen on 15th April 1913 and the murderer, John Amos, was hanged in Newcastle Gaol 22 July 1913.

Whilst looking for relatives headstones in the Bedlington Cemetary (Netherton Lane ) a Terry Maddison (Bygone Bedlington Facebook group) found this gravestone, in memory of the two officers - Pc George Mussell and Sergeant Andrew Barton.

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Spotted a mistake in the text on the compilation photo, before I posted it then forgot to correct the text! The date, 1950, on the image of what I believed to be a crowd, for the Miners Picnic, outside the Sun should be 1952 or later. The event was held in Morpeth in 1950.

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My mother is Honor Wilson Weightman, nee Hartley. Her Aunt, Margaret Ann Hartley from Burradon, married Thomas William Cowans in October 1911. They took over the Sun Inn after the murders committed by John Vickers Amos. I've attached a photo taken (I think) in the early 1930s. This shows the Sun Inn, with my grandfather, John Hartley on the left hand side and Robert William (Bill) Cowans on the right. Bill was Margaret Ann and Thomas' second child.

 

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On 1/28/2017 at 16:32, dunlinds said:

My mother is Honor Wilson Weightman, nee Hartley. Her Aunt, Margaret Ann Hartley from Burradon, married Thomas William Cowans in October 1911. They took over the Sun Inn after the murders committed by John Vickers Amos. I've attached a photo taken (I think) in the early 1930s. This shows the Sun Inn, with my grandfather, John Hartley on the left hand side and Robert William (Bill) Cowans on the right. Bill was Margaret Ann and Thomas' second child.

 

@dunlinds It's not very often we get an image that hasn't already been posted on social media - Ok if I use yours for a Then & Now posting on the Bedlington Remembered & Bygone Bedlington fb group sites? 

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